MT. VERNON MAN ARRESTED FOR POSSESSING GUN BY A FELON

Tylone Kidd

MOUNT VERNON — A 26-year-old Mt. Vernon man is in the Jefferson County Jail following his arrest Thursday after he allegedly displayed a handgun at a Mt. Vernon fast food restaurant.

Tylone R. Kidd was arrested around 4:30 p.m. Thursday by Mt. Vernon police who were responding to Burger King on South 10th at Veterans Memorial Drive, for a report of a male displaying a handgun.

Upon their arrival, officers made contact with Kidd who allegedly had a handgun and ammunition inside his vehicle. Kidd was taken into custody on charges of Possession of a Firearm by a Felon on Parole and Armed Habitual Offender.

Kidd was on parole from the Illinois Department of Corrections at the time of his arrest and since his arrest violated the terms of his parole his parole was violated by and a hold placed on him pending his return to IDOC.

Kidd is considered innocent until proven guilty in court.